28 July 2023 - 23 March 2024
Supertonic explores the vibrant musical world from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast through recordings, scores, instruments, sounds, and stories of people creating music. Local bands and musicians have a strong connection to the place, drawing inspiration from the culture, landscape, and people of the area.
The Museum has collaborated with a large number of musos and featured musicians include Sunnyboys, Budjerah, JK47, Amy Shark, Tora, The Jezabels, Troy Cassar Daley and more.
Augmented reality brings this exhibition to life creating a multi-sensory experience of your favourite music like never before, complimented by the Museum on Wheels which will bring the exhibition to festivals and gigs throughout the Shire including Splendour in the Grass and SWELL Sculpture Festival.
Museum cabinets are full! See special items loaned by Amy Shark, TORA, Bobby Alu, and Budjerah and more.
A highlight of the exhibition is an extensive collection of rare vintage Australian made guitars, bass guitars, amps, ukuleles, and harmonicas from the 1940s-1970s, belonging to Gary Dennis, owner of Motorcycle Music in Coolangatta. Download the list of collection objects here.(PDF, 479KB)
Explore what the Northern Rivers sounds like and celebrate the area's unique culture and history through music and sound.
Image: Amyl and the Sniffers. Photographer: Dave Kan
Activities inspired by Supertonic
Delve deeper into Supertonic and explore your very own hidden musical likes and talents through a range of events, tours, in-exhibition activities and more.
Bust a move on our Supertonic Sequencer. Mix your very own musical composition and visual display in this interactive installation
Drop in, hang out and spin some vinyl in The Lounge Room inspired by the 1970s.
Experience a fascinating behind the scenes tour with Supertonic Curator, Erika Taylor.
Explore album cover art and design and create your own.
Listen to Supertonic Selects top 100 playlist and vote on who has the hottest track.
We are also planning another Street Party, Up Late events and your mobile Museum, the MoW, will be out and about at festivals and events throughout the Tweed and beyond.
See further details on all activities here.
Tweed Regional Museum, 2 Queensland Road, Murwillumbah 2484 View map